Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock, Roots


band members

Ainsley Farrell - Guitar, Vocals Georgia Mulligan - Lead guitar, Vocals Monty Richmond - Bass Tom Stephens - Drums


Bio

Ainsley Farrell is a native Californian, who currently resides in Sydney, Australia. From her early teens until present, she has been influenced by the likes of strong female blues singers such as Aretha Franklin, Bessie Smith, and Big Mama Thornton. At age thirteen, you could find Ainsley in her bedroom singing and grooving along to Franklin’s version of the song ‘Respect’ on repeat.

Since the release of Dark Hours in May 2017, the EP has received airplay from radio stations all around Australia, including national station Triple J. Farrell was named FBi Radio's Independent Artist of the Week following her single release ‘Lady Long Hair’ back in January 2017. Her songs ‘Dark Hours’ and ‘Lady Long Hair’ have been given high rotation on Sydney’s FBi Radio.

Dark Hours EP has taken on a grunge-folk style, while staying true to Farrell’s Americana beginnings. It has been described as “a bright and beguiling new record from a special talent, “Dark Hours”, for all of its somewhat mystical sense of vagueness, is a record to climb inside and explore; a most intriguing voice to follow in to the dark.” - Tom Johnson from GoldFlakePaint

She has supported Australian artists Julia Jacklin, Stella Donnelly, Angie McMahon, Jess Locke, Katy Steele, Brightness, Slow Dancer, Emma Davis, and Morning TV. This year, Farrell is back in the U.S. gearing up for a single release and a 2018 national tour.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

19 Jun 2018

Triple J
40

Dang, you're super talented. Showing growth and confidence more and more with every single, Ainsley.

Dang, you're super talented. Showing growth and confidence more and more with every single, Ainsley.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

05 Jun 2018

Triple J
40

the transformation from waltzy jam to a full blown cacophony and back is as surprising as it is magical. nailed it ainsley!

the transformation from waltzy jam to a full blown cacophony and back is as surprising as it is magical. nailed it ainsley!

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

04 Jun 2018

Triple J
45

Nailing that talent of yours on this one! It's beautifully golden and maintains it's warmth throughout. it's rock-infused / Americana Folk at it's best (and I hope everyone gets the chance to listen to this ~ what a delight).

Nailing that talent of yours on this one! It's beautifully golden and maintains it's warmth throughout. it's rock-infused / Americana Folk at it's best (and I hope everyone gets the chance to listen to this ~ what a delight).